Saturday 18 November 2017

Kohli inspires India

There was no chest-beating from India's players after they beat fierce rivals Pakistan in Adelaide.

While their fans celebrated as though they had won the competition, India's players were more relieved than excited by the 76-run victory in front of TV audience estimated at one billion.

The Indians had won only one match - a practice game against Afghanistan - since arriving in Australia in November, and the pressure was starting to mount.

The 2011 winners were indebted to Virat Kohli's century and 50s from Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina as India made 300 for seven from their 50 overs.

Pakistan made a decent start in reply but were the architects of their own downfall as they slipped from 102 for two to 224 all out.

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